A 23-year-old male asked:
I take lexapro for ptsd used to take geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify, trazodone and seroquel what are other meds for ptsd?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
PTSD meds: Medication for ptsd can include literally any of the standard psychiatric medication. A lot depends upon what other symptoms you have such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety, depression, insomnia, or even hallucinations or personality instability. I can see that you've already been on a broad range of medications. Your doctors certainly aware which antidepressants are approved for ptsd. One non-approved medication is starting to take hold is the use of Minipress (prazosin) for nightmares and it's also starting to be used in clinical trials during the day for flashbacks.Valium like drugs remain controversial.Exposure therapy is coming to the fore as probably the most helpful of the psychotherapies available, but the way to have the person face the trauma through exposure is still in a researchform, so it is not yet in wide use. I am curious to see how it's going to work for civilian trauma. It has proven excellent for civilian rape trauma.Best wishes.
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Neurology 33 years experience
Dr Jacobson is RIGHT: Minipress (prazosin) is a wonderful medication for nightmare control in some people where nothing else works. Quite a revolutionary step in some very bad and chronic cases for parasomnias (nighmares) in folks with PTSD. Ask your doctor about it if you suffer from this condition.
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
PTSD: Prazosin is another option, worth talking to your doctor about.
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